Scrape dirt or mud from boots and wash with just a little water and soap.
Wipe insides dry with a clean cloth and remove all soapsuds from the outside.
Stuff paper in the toes and let boots dry in a warm, dry place.
Do not put boots in the hot sun or next to a strong source of heat.
Let boots dry.
Heels of boots should be replaced after wear of 7/16 of an inch or more.
Each Soldier is responsible for having the correct insignia properly placed on their uniform, as follows:
Shoulder sleeve insignia.
Soldiers in both BCT and AIT who are in one of the following categories may wear organizational shoulder sleeve insignia. Wear this insignia centered on the left sleeve. Subdued shoulder sleeve insignia will be worn on all field and work uniforms.
Army National Guard (ARNG) and United States Army Reserve (USAR) trainees are authorized to wear the insignia of their parent ARNG or USAR organization from the start of training.
Unit-of-choice trainees are authorized to wear, from the start of training, the insignia of the specific unit for which they enlisted.
“U.S. ARMY" insignia: ACU
Worn immediately above and parallel to the top edge of the left chest pocket.
This insignia consists of black, 3/4-inch high block letters on a 1-inch wide by 4-1/2 inch long (or to the edges of the pocket flap) strip. The background can be either olive green or the universal camouflage pattern.
Name tape: ACU
Worn immediately above and parallel to the top edge of the right chest pocket of all field and work uniform coats and shirts.
It consists of black letters on a 1-inch wide by 4-1/2 inch long (or to the edges of the pocket flap) strip of cloth.
Names of 10 letters or less will be printed in 3/4-inch high Franklin Gothic Condensed.
Names of 11 letters or more will be printed in 1/2-inch high Franklin Gothic Extra Condensed.
The name and U.S. Army tapes will be the same length.
Soldiers wear subdued (cloth) last name and U.S. Army identification insignia attached to Velcro. Grade insignia is attached to Velcro area provided in center of the jacket flap. Soldier may sew on the U.S Army tape, name tape, rank and all authorized badges, as an option.
Belts and Buckles
The Desert Sand Riggers belt will be worn with the ACU.
During initial entry training, males will wear the "U.S." insignia disk on both collars.
The bottom of the insignia disk will be 1-inch above the notch where the collar meets the lapel, centered between the seam and the outside edge of the collar. The "U.S." or branch insignia will be canted parallel to the inside edge of the lapel on the ASU coat.
After completing AIT or OSUT, male Soldiers will wear military occupational specialty branch insignia on their left collar.
On the male ASU jacket, the nametag will be worn on the right pocket flap, centered between the top of the pocket and the top of the button, centered on the flap and parallel to the ground.
The regimental crest will be worn 1/8-inch above the top of the right pocket and centered.
The Ribbons will be worn 1/8-inch above the top of the left pocket, centered on the pocket, and parallel to the floor.
The Qualification badges will be worn 1/8-inch down from the top of the pocket and centered on the flap with 1-inch between badges if two are worn, and evenly spaced if three are worn.
U.S and Branch Insignia, Enlisted Male
Female - U.S. and branch insignia
During initial-entry training, females will wear the "U.S." insignia on both collars.
The bottom of the insignia disk will be worn 5/8-inch above the notch where the collar meets the lapel, centered between the seam and the outside edge of the collar. The "U.S." or branch insignia will be positioned parallel to the inside edge of the lapel on the ASU coat.
After completing AIT or OSUT, female Soldiers will wear military occupational specialty branch insignia on their left collar.
On the female ASU coat, the bottom edge of the nameplate will be 1 to 2 inches above the top of the top button, centered on the right side of the uniform and parallel to the ground.
The regimental crest will be worn ½-inch above the name plate or ¼ inch above any unit awards or foreign badges that are worn.
The bottom edge of the ribbons will be parallel to the bottom edge of the name plate, and centered on the jacket.
The Qualification badges will be 1-inch below and centered on the ribbons, with 1-inch between badges.
U.S and Branch Insignia, Enlisted Female
Belts and Buckles
The belt issued to Soldier’s to wear with the ASU is black webbed with a nickel under-plate for males and black cotton web for females.
Patrol Cap The patrol cap is standard headgear worn with the combat uniform in the garrison environment. The
patrol cap has a visor, circular top crown, side crown with an outside crown band, and a hook-and-loop pad on the back of the patrol cap
Soldiers will wear the patrol cap straight on the head so that the cap band creates a straight line around the
head, parallel to the ground. The patrol cap will fit snugly and comfortably around the largest part of the head without bulging or distortion from the intended shape of the headgear and without excessive gaps. No rolling of, blocking, or alterations to the cap are authorized. Rank insignia will be wore center front of the cap between the top seam and the bottom seam
The beret is worn so that the headband (edge binding) is straight across the forehead, 1 inch above the eyebrows.
The flash is positioned over the left eye, and the excess material is draped over to the right ear, so it is extended to at least the top of the ear, and no lower than the middle of the ear.
Wear of Beret (Male and Female)
Personnel will cut off the ends of the adjusting ribbon and secure the ribbon knot inside the edge binding at the back of the beret.
When worn properly, the beret is formed to the shape of the head; therefore, Soldiers may not wear hairstyles that cause distortion of the beret.
Note: IET Soldiers will not wear unit insignia on the beret until they arrive at their first unit of assignment.